Ooh, I think I just came up with a cheap and simple method for making one that a person wouldn’t even need to have the “specialized” tools that I have…Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do it for quite some time. Rough estimating, it’d cost between $9.00 and $18.00 (Which the epoxy glue would be the majority of that).
Anyway; How a person could make their own.
1: Get a plastic double sided food dish. Preferably one where there is a flat piece wide enough for a 1/2 inch to 5/8 inch dowel to fit. Taking a screwdriver, or some large straight piece of metal with a sharp point, twist until you poke a hole through the center of the food dish. Slowly widen it with a knife, drill, sandpaper, whatever you can find. (Another method, if you don’t have a lot of tools on hand, heat a screwdriver (With a decently long handle on the stove. And melt the plastic until you get the desired width of hole).
2: On the bottom side of the dowel, Make a V onto two/three sides of the dowel where it will lower below the top of the food dish, and the dowel will not go below the bottom of the food dish. Then make some more smaller V’s just above where the top of the food dish is. The top V’s should be about 3/32 of an inch in size.
3: Using food safe epoxy glue, spread enough of it around the bottom of the food dish with the dowel inserted, keeping the handle/dowel as straight as possible. After it cures, then spread a little more of the food safe epoxy glue on the top of the food dish around the dowel, so both V’s are well covered.
Some plastics will crack and split. So you’ll have to revert to the heating method for those.
The screwdriver doesn’t need to be very hot. Plastic melts at fairly low temperatures, plus just a little heat can keep most cheap plastics from cracking.
Always presume all plastics are toxic when heated. So do this with a shirt/rag/towel wrapped around your face and preferably outside.
A hair dryer/heat gun will suffice for heating the tip of the screwdriver for shaping the hole, and would be much safer than attempting this on the stove.